by Colum McCann
SIGNED EDITIONS SHIP AFTER FEBRUARY 26, 2010
About Let the Great World Spin:
Let the Great World Spin weaves together a panoramic array of disparate stories and voices: an Irish monk, a hooker in the Bronx, a group of grieving mothers who lost their sons at war, a city judge, an alcoholic, and the tightrope walker who obliquely binds them all together. Inspired by Phillippe Petit’s infamous real-life tightrope walk between the Twin Towers in 1974, Let the Great World Spin opens with this moment of unfathomable risk and beauty, and from there spins together the lives of the searching and lonely people scattered below, 110 stories back down on the ground. With his commanding storytelling skills and poet’s ear for language, McCann captures the search for some greater, mystical truth or beauty that pulls each character forward, no matter how hard or lonely their path, no matter how much grief and loss and ugliness they encounter. McCann has been called “fiercely original” (San Francisco Chronicle) and “brilliant” (Washington Post) in the past, and his new book exceeds even that great acclaim.
About the Author:
Colum McCann is the bestselling author of the novels Zoli, Dancer, This Side of Brightness, and Songdogs, as well as two critically acclaimed short story collections. A contributor to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, GQ, and The Paris Review, he lives in New York City.
The powerHouse Arena invites you to a reading, signing, and
Let the Great World Spin
Friday, February 26, 7-9pm
The author will read from, sign, and discuss his 2009 National Book
Award-winning novel in celebration of its paperback release, together with
former New Yorker editor Daniel Menaker.
Don’t miss McCann’s only FREE reading in NYC!
RSVP to email@example.com